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Melbourne enters sixth lockdown as new cases emerge

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Melbourne has entered a snap- lockdown for the sixth time amid three new cases of community transmission

Melbourne entered lockdown number six as authorities continue to scramble to contact trace three new cases of community transmission.

Authorities are considering a three-day snap lockdown to throw a ring around Victoria’s latest Covid outbreak.

Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley says he expects more than 10,000 primary close contacts linked to new outbreak.

The government and health authorities are locked in discussions about whether a lockdown is required in Melbourne.

This comes less than two weeks since Melbourne’s last lockdown came to an end

There are seven people with Covid-19 in Victorian hospitals. This includes two people in intensive care, who are both on ventilators.

Victorian Covid-19 response commander Jeroen Weimar says authorities have identified two more cases linked to a Hobsons Bay couple in Melbourne’s west.

This brings the state’s daily total to seven cases.

Al-Taqwa College cluster

Health officials are concerned that a teacher at Al-Taqwa College may have infected several people in the community.

The teacher, a woman in her 20s, lives in the Hobsons Bay local government area.

Authorities believe was was infectious in the community for three days last week.

One of her household contacts has also tested positive.

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William is an Executive News Producer at TICKER NEWS, responsible for the production and direction of news bulletins. William is also the presenter of the hourly Weather + Climate segment. With qualifications in Journalism and Law (LLB), William previously worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) before moving to TICKER NEWS. He was also an intern at the Seven Network's 'Sunrise'. A creative-minded individual, William has a passion for broadcast journalism and reporting on global politics and international affairs.

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Trump & Biden prepare for the earliest debate in modern U.S. history

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The first debate of the year between President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump will take place this week in Atlanta.

This debate marks a milestone as the earliest presidential debate in modern U.S. history, and will prove to be a critical event for both candidates.

Joe Biden and Donald Trump are neck-and-neck in national opinion polls, with a considerable slice of the electorate still undecided five months before the Nov. 5 vote. #featured #trending

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Ferrari’s debut high-performance electric vehicle will be priced above $500,000

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Ferrari has unveiled details about its inaugural electric car, slated to be priced upwards of $500,000, as first reported by Reuters.

This announcement comes amidst growing global interest and competition in electric vehicles, with Ferrari aiming to blend its iconic design prowess with sustainable technology.

The Italian automaker, renowned for its high-performance sports cars, is expected to maintain its commitment to superior craftsmanship and engineering excellence in its electric offering.

Following the EV announcement, Ferrari also confirmed plans to establish a new manufacturing plant aimed at enhancing production flexibility and significantly reducing car development times.

Mike Costello from Cox Automotive joins to discuss the latest in EVs. #featured #trending

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Commercial real estate targeted for producing 40% of global emissions

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Commercial real estate contributes significantly to global emissions, with reports suggesting it makes up to 40% of the total – so is there a solution in sight?

Global strategies are setting out to transform this impact by promoting the development of sustainable buildings.

As climate change continues to be a pressing global issue, the commercial real estate sector must pivot towards more eco-friendly solutions.

One of the most impactful actions that can be taken to mitigate the environmental impact of commercial real estate is the implementation of building automation systems.

Louise Monger, Vice President, Digital Buildings of Schneider Electric, joins to share her key insights into the issue. #featured

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